The worlds first fully waterproof and buoyant quadcopter drone just got even better.
Enhancing and extending the features of the previous SplashDrone 3. The latest SplashDrone 3+ is the most reliable and versatile waterproof drone yet .
Coupled with several different payload options such as Cameras combined with Payload Release Mechanisms. SplashDrone 3+ can be adapted for a wide variety of uses .It is an all purpose,all weather,waterproof flying platform.
Power and maneuverability to fly in winds up to Beaufort Force 4 (18mph/28 kmh) with gusts to Force 6 (31mph/49 kmh).
Tough & Waterproof
The SplashDrone 3+ fuselage is made from durable 3mm reinforced ABS to ensure a perfect waterproof seal.
Each drone undergoes at least two pressure tests during production for 100% waterproofness. All parts, both inside and out, are corrosion resistant and designed for use in marine environments.
New access hatch lid with air pressure equalization allows altimeter accuracy without permitting water entry.
Powerful Propulsion System
The new S3 flight controller, integrated with new sensors and a powerful propulsion system, allows for greater sensitivity and accuracy than ever. This means you can fly SplashDrone 3+ safely and smoothly with more confidence on water, in rain and snow.
The S3 constantly checks for errors and offers redundancy to improve flight stability. The dual-mode GPS locks onto up to 24 satellites from the GPS and GLONASS systems for improved accuracy and speed of positioning.
Quick Fit Propellers
Redesigned carbon-fibre propellers are light and stiff to efficiently transform the motors' power into thrust. A new quick-fit design enables fast and secure attachment of the propellers to the motors.
High Thrust Motors
The powerful new motors provide strong performance, speed and lifting capacity. A special coating system ensures maximum resistance to salt water corrosion and power delivery for take-off from water and in heavy rain.
SplashDrone 3+ includes multiple layers of protection to keep your aircraft safe and help ensure your drone comes home safely.
If the signal is lost, the SplashDrone 3+ returns to the starting point and lands gently. You can also tap Return-Home on the app or flick the Return-Home switch on the remote controller to retrieve the drone.
Low Battery Alerts
During flight, if the battery voltage reaches a two predetermined warning levels, the remote controller will display a clear flashing notice for the pilot.
Low Battery Auto-landing
When the battery is almost completely drained, SplashDrone 3+ will execute an in-position auto landing to prevent a crash.
Lost Drone Location Beacon
If you inadvertently lose or crash your drone out of sight, you will instantly have the drone's location pinpointed on the APP’s map, even with low batteries. (GroundStation module is required. Can be purchased separately for APP use).
Self Right When Floating
If the aircraft is inverted when on the water, the SplashDrone 3+ can flip itself right-side-up on command - ready to take off again.
Please note this is not a toy and we cannot sell to under 16's.
All in One Remote Controller
The SplashDrone 3+ comes with a custom designed, fully integrated remote controller. Redesigned controls maximize ease-of-use and efficiency, while a fully integrated, high-brightness 5" FPV screen clearly displays live video and overlaid (OSD) flight data without the need for any additional equipment. Flight control, payload release and camera controls are all at your fingertips.
Switch the remote controller into the Cruise mode and you will be able to pan (yaw) and fly the SplashDrone 3+ simultaneously with a single joystick, making your flight path smoother for more cinematic footage.
Go from joystick to fine knob control of drone rotation, direction or orbit - great for smooth videos and accurate flight.
LONG RANGE RELEASE MECHANISM
PL2 release mechanism is capable of carrying items including long fishing lines and casting baits to any target location, in the surf or in unreachable waters. (The max flight range of Splash Drone 3+ is up to 1.6 km+.)
HIGH PAYLOAD CAPACITY
PL2 is manufactured from high precision CNC aluminium and stainless steel. The max payload capacity is 1kg. It is capable of carrying more than 10 hooks and baits in one delivery. It can also be used to carry a life preserver or life jacket for surf rescue.
PRECISE REMOTE RELEASE
Instead of releasing baits unintentionally like the third-party-made bait dropper, PL2 enables precise surfcasting with a switch on the remote controller of Splash Drone over a long range.
FISH FINDER CAMERA
The payload release is integrated with a waterproof HD camera, thereby eliminating the requirement of a second camera. The camera can be tilted within a 90° range. Real time video from the camera can be viewed using an FPV monitor up to distances in excess of one kilometre. The camera is also able to capture a clear view below the water surface, thereby helping you to easily find the optimum fishing spot.
The whole mechanism is as waterproof and salt water resistant as the Splash drone 3+. The quick attach design allows it to be mounted onto the drone in a few seconds.
1. Payload Capacity: 1KG.
2. Size: 120X70X38mm
3. Weight: 134g
4. Sensor: PC7070 NTSC/PAL
5. Pixels: 656x492pixels(NTSC)
6. Resolution: 800TVL (720P)
7. FOV: 110°NTSC
8. DC IN: 12V(+/-10%)
The PL3 is a new, innovative and powerful add-on which increases the versatility of the SplashDrone 3+. Technically, the PL3 is a combination of the waterproof full HD camera and the original payload release mechanism.
Now with the PL3, and compared to the previous model (PL2) , you now have the added benefit of a gimbal mounted camera, as well as being able to record your payload release or rescue operation to a MicroSD card, which was not possible before. The camera is stabilized by 4 rubber damping balls, ensuring the recording of steady footage while carrying and dropping a payload. It is very simple to use, you can tilt the camera from the remote controller to view what's in front of the drone, and also where your items are to be dropped. This can be very convenient, especially during rescue or life saving operations with live video back to the FPV screen which is in the palm of your hands.
Thanks to the PL3, the SplashDrone 3+ is now able to offer you a more precise release of fishing traces or bait, or lifesaving equipment over a wide radius from your position, and is fully under your control. The efficiency is increased beyond your imagination.
3 Axis 4K Camera
A completely new waterproof 3 axis gimbal 4k camera that is one of the core modules for SplashDrone 3+. It helps SplashDrone 3+ to capture ultra smooth video and high resolution picture, whether in the air, rain & underwater.
This option does not include a payload release system. you can purchase a PL2 or PL3 seperately. Simply & quickly change the modules over depending on what payload is required.
For low-light and night-time payload release, the PL4 utilizes a high-sensitivity sensor and dual LED spotlights to return colour HD images in near darkness. Get live as well as recorded video footage from the drone and accurately locate your target zone at night before remotely dropping your baits.
Designed for lifesaving as well as Search and Rescue operations in low-light conditions, the SAR2 payload release module incorporates a full-HD low-light colour camera, remote control and tilt gimbal as well as a specially designed rescue buoyancy sausage for life saving and rescue operations. Get live as well as recorded video footage from the drone and accurately locate your rescue target before remotely dropping the rescue sausage or other payloads up to 1.2kg.
Add the GroundStation option and your mobile phone or GPS-enabled tablet can take control of the SplashDrone 3+ with your fingertip! Please note Groundstation is not included it must be added at checkout or seperately. The Swellpro FLY APP enables several smart flight modes, which drastically reduces manual input from the pilot, making flying the SplashDrone 3+ even easier.
The SplashDrone 3+ will constantly follow and turn towards you as you move at a max speed of 20km/hour, recording awesome selfies.
Tap to select waypoints on a map and the SplashDrone 3+ will execute the mission on command.
Select a circling radius and the number of orbits to capture the perfect video with your chosen subject always in the middle of the frame.
Tap to Fly
Tap on the map where you want your drone to go and SplashDrone 3+ will navigate to the destination and hover.
|Waterproof Level:||Surface Buoyant (short periods up to 600mm deep)|
|Drone Weight:||1447g (without battery)|
|Max Ascend Speed:||4m/s|
|Max Descend Speed:||3m/s|
|Max Flight Speed:||16m/s|
|Max Flight Altitude:||200m (GPS) / 1.3km (ATTI)|
|Max Flying Wind Speeds:||a. Typical Maximum = 8m/s (11-16knots)(F4) b. Typical Gusts = 12m/s (22-27Knots) (F6) Peak|
|Max Flight Time (per charge):||20～25 minutes （vary from different load）|
|Max Flight Range:||1.6km|
|Max Flight Weight:||3kg|
|Max Payload Capacity:||1kg|
|Positioning Satellite:||Dual Satellites - GPS/GLONSS|
|Flight Controller:||Swellpro S3|
|Propellers:||#1242 carbon fiber quick-fit propellers|
|Working Temperature:||-10℃ ~ 40℃|
|Battery Types:||4S 14.8V 5200mAh lipo battery|
|4S 15.2V 8000mAh lipo battery|
|Battery Weights:||561g (5200mAh High Voltage Battery)|
|Charging Time:||90 minutes|
|Frequency:||2405 ~ 2475HMZ|
|Range:||1.6km (unobstructed, free of interference)|
|No. of Channels:||10|
|Battery:||2S 7.4V 2300mAh lipo battery|
|Frequency:||5645 ~ 5965HMZ|
|No. of Channels:||40CH|
|Screen Brightness：||500 cd/m2|
Q: What are the differences between the SplashDrone 3 and the SplashDrone 3+?
The SplashDrone 3+ is the latest addition to the SwellPro family of waterproof drones. Here is a list of just some of the improvements and enhancements that are included:
Extended flight times New LiHV battery with 3 levels of battery warning
New Smooth+ remote controls. Power-Flip function when floating
Enhanced waterproofing throughout. Circuit board moisture protection coating
Lost Drone Location Beacon option. Tuned flight control feel
New and improved 3-axis gimbal 4K camera. New heat management system
Easier hatch fastenings. New carry case for drone & accessories
Striking new colour scheme
Q: Are there different versions of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: The previous SplashDrone 3 was sold in two versions. Now buy the SplashDrone 3+ as a base platform and add the modules you want to be able to film, fish, rescue, etc. Every module easily and quickly attaches to the drone as required.
Q: What is the maximum flight speed of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: 72km/h (45mph) in ATTI mode, 58km/h (36mph) in GPS mode.
Q: How much load can the SplashDrone 3+ carry?
A: SplashDrone 3+ has a maximum take-off weight of 3.2kg. This generally means that the drone can carry a maximum payload of 1kg.
Q: What is the maximum resolution of the 4KGC-3 camera?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ GC3 3-axis gimbal camera has a maximum video resolution is 4K 30FPS video (3840×2160). The photo resolution is 16MP.
Q: What is the most popular video capture mode?
A: 2.5K@60fps (default setting)
Q: Is the camera different on 4KGC-3 camera than the previous camera?
A: Yes, the GC3 camera is all new, sharper detail, better colour balance, improved metering and higher resolution. This is an all-new camera.
Q: Can I use the SplashDrone 3+ to see objects underwater?
A: Yes, when the SplashDrone 3+ lands on the surface of the water, the camera is positioned underwater which allows you to see beneath the surface.
Q: Is the SplashDrone 3+ able to return to a boat that has moved from the take-off location?
A: In Return to Home mode, the SplashDrone 3+ returns to the take-off GPS location. However, with the Ground Station, the SplashDrone 3+ can be instructed via the mobile APP to return to the current location.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used underwater?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ floats safely on water but is not designed to submerge further. It is designed to fly in wet weather and take-off and land on water. Think of it as a flying boat, not a submarine.
Q: What is the flight time for SplashDrone 3+?
A: The average maximum flight time with the LiHV battery is over 22 minutes. Flight time can be affected by the characteristics of the flight, payload, wind conditions and temperature.
Q: What is the maximum wind speed that the SplashDrone 3+ can fly in?
A: The SplashDrone 3+ is able to fly and hover in wind speeds of up to 27 km/h (17 mph) or Beaufort force 4 with wind gusts up to 43km/h (27mph) or Beaufort force 6.
Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ have an optical positioning system?
A: As optical positioning systems do not work over water, the SplashDrone 3+ uses multiple other sensors to provide hovering and flight positioning.
Q: Is the remote controller waterproof?
A: Although the SplashDrone 3+ and its payload modules are all waterproof, the remote controller is not currently waterproof. We are working on a waterproof version for a future release.
Q: How does the Location Beacon work?
A: With the SplashDrone 3+ and the optional Ground Station, if you inadvertently lose or crash your drone out of sight, even with very low batteries, the Location Beacon will instantly provide the drone's location, pinpointed on your mobile device with voltage and altitude data to assist recovery. This feature uses a separate low-frequency (433/915Mhz) signal which propagates well through obstacles. Range ~1km.
Q: Will more payload modules be released for the SplashDrone 3+?
A: At SwellPro, we are dedicated to the evolution of the waterproof drone. Our R&D department is constantly testing and developing new ideas and products. We will continue to release new imaging and payload release modules for the SplashDrone platform and welcome your ideas for new designs.
Q: What is the effective range of the SplashDrone 3+?
A: In unobstructed conditions, the SplashDrone 3+ can reach an effective range of 2.5km and can be limited by software settings on the Flight Controller.
Q: What are the different flight modes available on the remote controller?
A: Four different flight modes are available:
1.GPS mode – the drone manages its hover stability using GPS and other sensors.
2.Smart Cruise mode – Yaw and pitch are combined onto the right-hand joystick for ease of use or photography.
3.Atti mode – speed and distance restrictions as well as GPS positioning are disabled, but Altitude stability is enabled.
4. Smooth+ - switch from joysticks to variable controls for a super smooth flight experience.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in saltwater environments?
A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ is built for marine environments with corrosion resistant materials and seals. Like any ruggedized electronics, always rinse the drone thoroughly after use in harsh environments.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ takeoff and land on water?
A: Yes. The power system and carbon-fibre propellers have more than enough power to lift-off from the water surface.
Q: Can the SplashDrone 3+ be used in rain or snow?
Q: Does the SplashDrone 3+ come with a carry case?
A: Yes. The SplashDrone 3+ comes complete with a custom-made carry case that cushions and protects your investment and accessories.
Q: What is the charging time of the SplashDrone 3+ battery?
A: Approximately one and half hour.
Q: Can the 4K gimbal camera and payload release module be used on the SplashDrone 3+ at the same time?
A: No, they work separately. However, the PL2 and PL3 release modules have cameras onboard for finding the best fishing areas.
Q: What is the difference between the PL2 and PL3 release modules?
A: The PL2 has a fixed HD camera whose angle can be manually adjusted prior to flight. The camera provides live video feed back to the Remote Controller. The PL3 has a 4K camera with tilt stabilization and control that can record video and photos to an inbuilt microSD card.